The Council of Europe standards and mechanisms seek to promote and ensure respect for the human rights of every individual. These include equal rights and dignity of all human beings, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
13 Jul 2021 14:57:00
Russia has an obligation to provide a legal framework to same-sex partners to have their relationships acknowledged and protectedStrasbourg 13 July 2021
In today’s judgment in the case of Fedotova and Others v. Russia, the European Court of Human...
16 Jun 2021 14:57:00
The Congress of the Council of Europe adopts resolutions on the role of local and regional authorities in protecting LGBTI personsStrasbourg 16 June 2021
Today, at its 40th Session, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of...
15 Jun 2021 11:00:00
Commissioner for Human Rights calls on Hungary’s Parliament to reject law banning discussion about sexual and gender identity and diversityStrasbourg 15 June 2021
Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights called on all Hungarian...
All children have the right to safe and quality education, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics. In the last decade, national education sectors in most Council of Europe member States started or continued responding to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics (SOGIESC-based violence). This report provides an overview of this violence in European schools, explores how member States seek to prevent or address it, and makes recommendations to national education sectors to better do so.